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There was no major lineup change for the Chicago Cubs on Monday night, and manager Dale Sveum cautioned reporters that there necessarily wasn't going to be one. After the Cubs' 6-0 loss to the Chicago White Sox on Sunday, Sveum said he was thinking about making changes at the top of the order to get a sleepy offense going. But in Chicago's 8-4 loss to the Houston Astros on Monday at Minute Maid Park, David DeJesus was batting first, as usual, and Starlin Castro was third, also as usual. Although Sveum said a shakeup wasn't definite, he added he did think long and hard about it on the way from Illinois to Texas. "It was very close, I will admit," he said Monday. "I thought about it (Sunday) night and today and I decided being that on the road trip we face three lefties and today was a good day to get every left-hander in the lineup off Bud Norris, who notoriously dominated right-handed hitters. I just decided to give the right-handed lineup one ...
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Since 1989, the team traditional has selected college players in the first round; 18 of their 28 first round selections have been college players:
C – 1 (College)
1B – 0
2B – 0
3B – 1 (High School)
SS – 4 (2 College, 2 High School)
OF – 6 (4 College, 2 High School)
LHP – 3...
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